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Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 12, 2021
Application: Feb 11, 2022

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows program provides a fellowship opportunity for mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and healthcare policy. Individuals with diverse and unique perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply, and the foundation has an interest in rural.

Fellows will participate in the policy process at the federal level and will use that leadership experience to improve health, healthcare, and health policy. The experience is designed to prepare individuals with the skills needed to influence the future of public health and healthcare policy, as well as provide a way to advance their own career development.

The fellowship requires, at a minimum, a 12-month residential experience in Washington, D.C., with additional support for health policy leadership development activities.


Exceptional midcareer professionals from academic faculties, government, and nonprofit healthcare organizations are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.

Applicants must have earned an advanced degree in one of the following disciplines:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Public health
  • Allied health professions
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Economics or other social sciences
  • Health services organization and administration
  • Social and behavioral health
  • Health law
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to 6 awards of up to $165,000 each will be given. Fellowship funds of up to $104,000 may be used for the residential stay (not to exceed the fellow's salary prior to entering the program).

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application are available on the program website.

Submit reference letters by November 9, 2021. Preliminary applications should be submitted online by November 12, 2021. Selected finalists will be invited to submit a full application, with a deadline of February 11, 2022.

Applicant webinar 1
(Registration required)
September 22, 2021
11:00 a.m. Eastern

Applicant webinar 2
(Registration required)
October 26, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

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Allied health · Dental workforce · Health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare executives · Leadership · Nurses · Physicians · Policy · Public health

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